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On Site Education Program

Cross Orchards Location

Cross Orchards Historic Site

$3.50 Self Guided Tours
$4.00 Guided Tours





Experience a time gone by on the restored grounds, once a part of the Red Cross Land and Fruit Company.


If you schedule a guided tour in the fall, students will get to see apple pressing and taste a sample of fresh, pressed apple cider.


Cross Orchards Blacksmith


Costumed interpreters demonstrate historic day-to-day tasks such as farming, blacksmithing, woodworking and woodstove cooking.


Admission also includes these auxiliary

Cross Orchards Bunkhouse


  • Swanson Collection (vintage agricultural artifacts and equipment)
  • Uintah Narrow Gauge Railway
  • G-Scale model railroad
  • "Boots" Corn Collection (road construction equipment)
  • Water Education Exhibit (an interactive exhibit demonstrating water history, use and management throughout the Grand Valley)

In the Classroom

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Traveling trunk kits are available for classroom use. Call (970) 242-0971 for details.


We are also offering our popular Making Do program in which the students will learn to make several crafts out of materials that would have been available during the height of Cross Orchards.


To schedule a tour or program, please call (970) 242-0971.

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3073 F Road

Grand Junction, CO 81504


School Tours
School tours may be arranged through the end of October.

Call 970-242-0971 for special events and to arrange school tours.


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